Originally posted on Gigaom:
The US Patent Office announced it’s moving operations closer to America’s innovation centers by opening new satellite offices in Dallas, Denver and San Jose, California early next year. Here’s an overview of what this means and why the new offices may face a severe staffing shortage:
So what’s so great about these new patent offices?
The new locations mean companies will no longer have to travel to Washington for proceedings like re-examinations. It also means the patent office may be able to hire more examiners to plow through the hundreds of thousands of applications that have created a multiyear backlog.